2nd Summer School on Neurorehabilitation

Neurorehabilitation is entering a new exciting era. A wide range of new technologies is increasingly being integrated into clinical practice, enhancing the potentiality of therapists and clinicians to rehabilitate, diagnose and generate knowledge.
We envision a future in which Neurorobotics, Neuroprosthetics, Brain-Machine Interfaces and Virtual Reality will represent efficient and well-accepted means of interaction between the therapist and the patient. In this ambitious scenario, the emergence of new therapies is needed, in order to effectively exploit the huge potential of the available technology.

The 2012 Summer School of Neurorehabilitation will bring together students and world-class professors and researchers from the fields of clinical rehabilitation and biomedical engineering in order to promote and encourage this global shift in theraphy.
This School is a great opportunity for any PhD student with a medical or engineering background willing to learn the potential of new therapeutic approaches that integrate state of the art technology with current clinical experience and knowledge.

2012 Summer School on Neurorehabilitation will be held in Zaragoza, Spain, Sept 16 - 21. The theme of the conference is "Emerging therapies". The Summer School will focus on the following main areas:
- New therapies in Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson´s Desease.
- Current and future clinical applications of Robotics, Neuroprosthetics, BCI and Virtual Reality.
- New tools for the diagnosis and modeling of neuromotor disabilities.

In the morning and afternoon the students will attend plenary talks and hands-on workshops (see the list below). In the late afternoons and evenings, students and speakers are invited to participate in social, cultural and sport activities.

Zaragoza is the capital city of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and Gállego, near the centre of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert (Los Monegros) to thick forest, meadows and mountains.
+ show speakers and program
-Metin Akay, University of Houston, USA
-Paolo Bonato, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, USA
-José Contreras, University of Houston, USA
-Dario Farina, Göttingen University Medical Center, Germany
-Romulo Fuentes, Intl. Institute of Neuroscience, Natal, Brasil
-Belinda Lange, University of Southern California, L.A., USA
-Roberto Merletti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
-Marco Molinari, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy -Vivian Mushahwar, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
-Miguel Nicolelis, Duke University, USA
-Dejan Popovic, Aalborg University, Denmark
-David Reinkensmeyer, University of California, Irvine, USA
- W. Zev Rymer, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
-Thomas Sinkjær, Danish Natl. Research Foundation, Denmark
-Jonathan Wolpaw, Wadsworth Center, New York, USA

16 Sep - 21 Sep 2012
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